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Bardhaman (Burdwan)

India officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by geographical area, the second most populous country, and the most populous liberal democracy in the world. India is a union of twenty-eight states and seven federally-governed union territories. New Delhi is the capital of India.
Bardhaman is a city of West Bengal state in eastern India. It is the headquarters of Bardhaman District. Bardhaman has been a district capital since the time of Mughals. Later on it became a district headquarters of British India. Burdwan is an alternative name for the city, which remains in use from the British period. The city is situated a little less than 100 kilometers north-west of Kolkata on the Grand Trunk Road and Eastern Railway. The chief rivers are the Damodar and Banka nala.
Burdwan is a place of mixed culture. The deuls found here are quite reminiscent of Buddhist architecture. The various mosques and tombs remind of Muslim culture. The old temples bear signs of Hinduism, mostly belonging to the Sakta and Vaishnava community. The famous Sufi Pir Baharam's tomb is here. The controversy on Kankaleswari Kali of whether it originally belonged to the Jains or Tantriks indicates again the town's multifaceted heritage. Indeed, Burdwan had witnessed, experienced and withstood quite a few historical thunderstorms in the past, mainly due to the Mughal, Pathan and Maratha intruders.
Burdwan town, the heart of the district is also growing now. With an increasing number of people opting for better residential spaces and higher living standards. The government of West Bengal is trying to bring in many new projects to facilitate the growth of Burdwan Township. Two large developments on a public private partnership are coming up and connecting to Kolkata and Delhi, on which Burdwan town lies. One of these is a Bus Terminus, with retail and other hospitality services. The other is a mini township at Goda, Burdwan. Also on the highway, this 250 plus acre Mini Township is being developed by Bengal Shrachi Housing Development Limited. It will revolutionise the way people see residential units in Burdwan. In brief, the future for Burdwan looks extremely bright in terms of contemporary development.

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